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St. Mary Parish, LA&

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0.73% decline
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0.47% decline
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2.8% growth


The economy of St. Mary Parish, LA employs 21,062 people. The economy of St. Mary Parish, LA is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 14.09; 2.23; and 1.36 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in St. Mary Parish, LA are Manufacturing (2,952), Retail trade (2,127), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,004), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($60,100), Transportation & Warehousing ($54,737), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($52,375).

Median household income in St. Mary Parish, LA is $40,771. Males in St. Mary Parish, LA have an average income that is 1.59 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,535. The income inequality of St. Mary Parish, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.414 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for St. Mary Parish, LA. In St. Mary Parish, LA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 49 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,076. Orleans Parish, LA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Louisiana.


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St. Mary Parish, LA is home to a population of 53,053 people, from which 97% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of St. Mary Parish, LA is composed of 29,913 White residents (56.4%), 16,613 Black residents (31.3%), 3,431 Hispanic residents (6.47%), 1,588 Two+ residents (2.99%), and 902 Asian residents (1.7%). The most common foreign languages in St. Mary Parish, LA are Spanish (3,035 speakers), French (1,402 speakers), and Vietnamese (603 speakers), but compared to other places, St. Mary Parish, LA has a relative high number of French (1,402 speakers), Vietnamese (603 speakers), and Other Native North American (51 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in St. Mary Parish, LA awarded 4,124 degrees. The student population of St. Mary Parish, LA is skewed away from females, with 3,566 male students and 558 female students. Most students in St. Mary Parish, LA are White (2,751 and 66.7%), followed by Black or African American (946 and 22.9%), Hispanic or Latino (195 and 4.73%), and American Indian (88 and 2.13%). The largest universities in St. Mary Parish, LA by number of graduates are South Central Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus (4,124 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in St. Mary Parish, LA are Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (2,884 and 69.9%), Welding Technology (336 and 8.15%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (91 and 2.21%). The median tuition costs in St. Mary Parish, LA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in St. Mary Parish, LA is $95,500, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $92,900 to $95,500, a 2.8% increase. The homeownership rate of St. Mary Parish, LA is 64.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in St. Mary Parish, LA have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in St. Mary Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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